Livonia Avon and Lakeville

Railroad Operations

LAL C420 420

According to Wikipedia: The Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Railroad (reporting mark LAL) is an all-ALCO short line railroad that operates in Livingston County and Monroe County in New York, United States. The railroad interchanges with CSX at Genesee Junction in Chili, New York, the Rochester and Southern Railroad (RSR) at Genesee Junction and the RSR's Brooks Avenue Yard in Gates, New York, and with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum at Industry, New York. Their primary freight consists of food products - grains and corn syrup. In 1997, the Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Railroad was selected as Short Line Railroad of the Year by industry trade journal Railway Age. The LAL is also the parent company for both the Bath and Hammondsport Railroad and Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Livonia Avon and Lakeville

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LAL 72 ALCo S2
LAL 72, ALCo Serial 69535, Built July 1941, Ex-South Buffalo 72

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  • At 4:15 p.m. October 6, 2011, 1941 built LAL ALCo S2 72 is switching Sweeteners Plus Inc. in Lakeville, NY. This looks like it should say Spokane Portland and Seattle on its sides.
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  • A classic look in classic Alco paint, on the afternoon of October 6, 2011. This 70 year old is still working for a living. 1941 built LAL ALCo S2 72 is switching Sweeteners Plus Inc. in Lakeville, NY.
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  • LAL 72, ALCo Serial 69535, Built July 1941 Ex-South Buffalo 72. Photo taken October 6, 2011 in Lakeville, NY.
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  • On the afternoon of October 6, 2011. This 70 year old is still working for a living. 1941 built LAL ALCo S2 72 is switching Sweeteners Plus Inc. in Lakeville, NY.
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LAL 418 Alco RS36
At 11:12 a.m. on June 25, 2010; LAL RS36 418 rests at Lakeville, NY awaiting a call for service.
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LAL 420 Alco C420 | With 418 in the background
At 11:14 a.m. on June 25, 2010; LAL C420 420 sits outside the engine house at Lakeville, NY awaiting a call for service.
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LAL 425 Alco C425
Built in 1965 as New Haven 2557. Ex-New Haven #2557, Ex-PC #2457, Ex-CR #5086 ALCO C-425. Purchased 1981. Presently in service. S/N 3398-2; 1965. Click on the links below to see photos related to this locomotive:
LAL 428 Alco C425
Built May 1966 as SP&S 320. Former Seminole Gulf Railroad 550; Ex-Bay Colony 2501/Shoreline Locomotives 2556/Mass. Central 4258/Arkansas & Missouri 4258/Kyle 4258/BN 4258/SP&S 320 is Alco bulder number 3461-01.

The former Florida Seminole Gulf Alco has to be one of the homliest C425s around. Click on the links below to see photos related to this locomotive:

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